Go see movie "Epic"

SUBHEAD: The movie evokes empathy, a sense of magic, as well as the fragility of nature.

By Juan Wilson on 27 May 2013 for Island Breath -

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Last night, my wife Linda and I went to the movies to see the animated feature film Epic at the Kukui Grove Cinema. It is 1hr 42min‎‎ - Rated PG‎‎ - and categorized as Animation/Family/Action/Adventure.

Linda and I see a lot of family oriented animation movies. As a category these films seem more satisfying than the cool, slick, violent films geared for young adults. We don't see all the family-fun-nonsense movies. 

Upcoming animation flicks we rejected in the 20 or so minutes of previews that were shown before "Epic" included "Monster U", "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" and "Planes". All three of these are franchises coming back with a followup movie. Everything in these films look like plastic action toys you'll find in blister packages at Walmart.

The other movies playing at the Kukui Grove Cinema included "Startrek - Into Darkness", "Fast & Furious 6", and "Ironman 3".  Between them, these three film franchises make up 21 feature films. To me, film franchises like "Fast & Furious" represent the worst America has to offer regarding violence, industrialization, amoral activity and spiritual poverty.

"Epic" tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest in the balance of life and death. The health of the forest is threatened by extinction. A teenage girl finds herself magically transported into world of forest spirits trying save their world... and ours.

The movie evokes a sense of magic, humor, empathy, and the beauty and fragility of nature. Take a child if you can... but go see "Epic". You'll have fun!

Video above: Official trailer for "Epic". above: From (http://youtu.be/-xu3JLXfuwQ).

Epic will be playing this week on Kauai at:
Kukui Grove Cinema

4368 Kukui Grove, Lihue, HI - (808) 245-5055
2D and 3D showings.  Call or visit website for schedule.


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